Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem
The first half of the fixture played in the north of Europe did not bring many scoring chances.
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Elsewhere, fourth division Rot-Weiss Essen caused a surprise by knocking out newly-promoted Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld thanks to a first-half goal from Simon Engelmann. Enditem
The other match in Group A between Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and Iran's Esteghlal FC was abandoned.
His absence is likely to provide another opportunity for Cesar Dutra, who replaced Alves in the team's 2-0 defeat to Ceara in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
The final word was for Aspas, however, as he scored an intelligent free-kick that went over the wall and dipped quickly in the 57th minute.
To be the first to win the national double a third consecuitive time in the league's history might be a driving thought for the titleholder.
Mateusz Klich reestablished Leeds' advantage from the spot in the 41st minute and the home side looked to be cruising after further goals from Patrick Bamford and a second from Helder, before further goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Mitrovic gave Leeds a nervy last 25 minutes.
Talavera's return to the international fold comes after a series of impressive performances for Pumas UNAM, whom he joined from their Liga MX rivals Toluca in July.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.